Back in mid-May, the firm KPMG created an infographic based on its research, called "Global Manufacturing Outlook 2014." As we go into Labor Day, it is a good time to take a look at what the firm thinks the remainder of 2014 has in store for global manufacturing and the supply chain that supports it.
In the page that presents the research, KPMG has five key takeaways, but it is the last one that I think will continue to be of importance to our community members:
Create strategies to address the 'disruptive complexities' caused by the accelerating pace of change, advances in manufacturing process, material science, decision support tools and break-through innovation.
Draw your own conclusions about the rest of the year after looking over the infographic below.